Public Works

Our mission:  The Urbana Public Works Department promotes growth in the City of Urbana by maintaining, constructing and improving the City's infrastructure.  We preserve the quality of life for the citizens, visitors, businesses and government agencies (both within the City and in the surrounding areas).  Our department strives to provide prompt and courteous service in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner to safeguard the safety, health and welfare of those we serve.

Our motto:  Urbana Public Works Department--Working for You

706 S. Glover Ave.
61802 Urbana , IL
M-F 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(217) 384-2342

Department Posts

The following streets will be closed from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for the University of Illinois Engineering Council’s Engineering Open House:  Springfield Avenue from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue Matthews Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Green Street A detour route will be established utilizing Wright Street to University Avenue to Goodwin Avenue to Springfield Avenue. Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.
Post date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 15:11
Weather permitting, Division Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kerr Avenue and Stebbins Drive starting at 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 through 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 for a water main installation being completed by Duce Construction. Access will be maintained to properties on Division Avenue but no thru traffic will be permitted on Division Avenue between Kerr Avenue and Stebbins Drive. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the Division Avenue closure.
Post date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 13:41
Weather permitting, all traffic on Johnson Avenue will be closed between California Avenue to Oregon Street starting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until completion for a tree removal. No through traffic will be permitted during the closure. Thank you for your cooperation while this situation is resolved safely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Post date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 09:21
Beginning the week of March 6, 2017, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to traffic from Oaks Road to Olympian Drive. During this construction phase, northbound traffic will be detoured from Oaks Road to Willow Road to Ford Harris Road; southbound traffic will be detoured in reverse order. Special accommodations are in place to allow access to residences in the closed area. During the closure, earthwork, ditch work and the installation of culvert pipe will occur. The road closure is anticipated to remain in effect until Fall 2017.
Post date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:20
A pre-construction open house for the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) project will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the project field office located at 24 East Green Street, Unit 19, Champaign, Illinois 61820. The open house will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing during this time. Project representatives will be available to discuss the current construction plans for the project and to answer any questions.
Post date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:12